AVP for the Office of Economic Engagement and Government Relations



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Working Title AVP for the Office of Economic Engagement and Government Relations Department Government, Corp & Foundation Engagement Compensation Title Position Number 30000231 Position Status Regular Work Schedule

M-F 8:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Hours per Week 37.5 Months per Year 12 Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

Purpose of Position

The purpose of this position is to coordinate the University’s efforts to increase engagement with external stakeholders. The office coordinates and connects the university’s resources with strategic opportunities that foster economic growth, develop public private partnerships, and strengthen relationships with businesses large and small. The office serves as the front door for NKU’s relationships for strategic partnerships. The office serves as the main liaison to local, state, and federal governments.

Primary Responsibilities

Liaison to Kentucky General Assembly, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, federal and local government entities

Coordinate and manage the strategic engagement of external partners with the University to increase economic engagement and/or economic development.

Work with university leadership and external partners to develop public private partnerships that advance the Success By Design framework, the region, and all partners

Serve as a front door/point person that coordinates strategic relationships (corporate, government, and community) across the University

In conjunction with academic affairs, coordinate the outreach of corporate education outreach

Provide direct counsel and advice to President, VPUA and university leaders regarding economic engagement and government relations activities

Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and ten or more years of related experience is required;
  • 10 years or more experience working in local, state, or federal government relations and working in corporate or community or economic development on progressive projects.
  • A proven track record of success working with government entities securing funding.
  • A proven track record of success engaging corporations and partners for recruiting, research, partnerships, or philanthropic support of an organization.
  • Ability to work in a complex system that emphasizes measurable objectives. Superior communication skills with the ability to speak credibly about higher education and the aspirations of the University with clarity.
  • Succinct and effective written and oral presentation skills.
  • The ability to work with a diverse student body, staff, and constituents.


Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education Bachelor's Degree Preferred Education Master's Degree Minimum Experience 10 years Salary Pay Grade UN
Requisition Number 2020S1237 Job Open Date 06/09/2020 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Quick Link http://jobs.nku.edu/postings/9490 Is this an internal only posting? Supplemental Questions

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